General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) has been absent from social media for the past couple of weeks following tweets she sent outshortly after How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis won the Leading Actress award during the 67th Primetime Emmys. Grahn's controversial comments regarding race and acting landed the daytime actress in the center of a media frenzy that even mainstream outlets covered. And now, for the first time since the unfortunate September situation, Grahn has posted to controversial comments about race and acting landed the daytime actress in the center of a media frenzy that even mainstream outlets covered. And now, for the first time since the unfortunate September situation, Grahn has posted to Facebook with a special message.
"Dear friends, if you've been looking for me on milk cartons, under rocks, or hiding out with Waldo, you wouldn't have found me," she began. "I may have been absent here, but I've been fully present, and alert in my life. With the internet off, I've been reflecting, reading, writing, having enlightening discourse, and extraordinary meetings with people I never thought I'd have the honor to meet, let alone converse with. My silence in the media was self imposed and correct. I can't tweet and listen at the same time. Being quiet and listening has allowed me to absorb meaningful lessons and gain insights that continue to have immeasurable value to me.
"To be sure, what you believe you know about me has remained to be so. In fact, my commitment to equal rights, fairness, and justice for the disenfranchised has grown even stronger.
"My intention now is to continue to stay tapped in, tuned in, and turned on to learning more. As these lessons unfold with greater clarity, I will humbly and happily share them with you, as I allow myself and my experiences to be used for greater understanding and greater good. I'm excited about what's to come.
"In the meantime, while I'm quite serious about my purpose right now, my sense of humor is alive and well. I will continue to find the funny in funny things, celebrate my beloved General Hospital, and rant about policy and issues that dehumanize others, as well a media that does the same. My goal, and it is a lofty one, is to try not to be snarky, mean spirited, or pile on any individual. Not even reality stars, bureaucrats, or politicians. They are all, after all, human beings.
"As a work in progress, who hopes to continually change for the better, I want to thank my supporters and my critics, as evolving is impossible without both. Now let's go have some fun this week. Stay tuned. Xoxo, Me"
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